Weaving Through Clouds & Ice:
Monoprints of Denny Moers
Denny Moers’ photographic landscapes are lyrical and surreal translations of the visual world. Each of his works is a monoprint, meaning that it is a unique, irreproducible image. The variation in his photographs happens during the printing process.
Moers shoots on black and white film and works with the traditional silver chloride print, yet with the selective use of light and toners during the printing process, he creates a wide array of hues such as subtle reds and velvety deep blues. The final result of this process is that his photographs look hand colored, yet what we see is the result of a chemical reaction. Moers’ work has been deeply affected by both music and poetry. His landscapes essay to go beyond the visual into the realm of emotion, as a poem echoes beyond its own words. Moers writes about the philosophy behind his work, “I have always felt the visual experience — landscapes, architecture, ancient forms — and the monoprints I create from these places as an act upon the open field, sensitized to whatever I could bring to it and receive from it. Photographing and printing has always been that of transformation from the literal to the imagined, and from the seen to the felt.”
Moers has had over 60 solo exhibitions around the world and numerous group exhibitions. His work is in many public collections, including the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Brooklyn Museum of Art, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris and the Israel Museum of Art, Jerusalem. Moers has two published books of his monoprints, Denny Moers: Figments of a Landscape and In the Ultra- Silent Light: Monoprints by Denny Moers.
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AS220 Media Arts is hosting a special workshop with Denny Moers the same week. The Fine Art of Making Photographic Monoprints starts Thursday, October 9 from 6-9pm. Register online at shop.as220.org/products/monoprints